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living2expand
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Well hello there

Post by living2expand » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:10 am

Hello to you all! I'm very excited about stumbling upon this forum. I have been attempting to practice the beautiful belief system of buddhism for just about a year now, but I have had a sort of rocky beginning. Most of my friends are of christian faith, athiests, or don't really have a care for the matter at all, and my family contains a large number of rather strict catholics, so to say the least I don't really have anyone who understands what I am trying to accomplish through the practice of buddhism. There are so many aspects of this faith that I myself have yet to comprehend, and I cannot wait until I can reap the full benefits of this way of life.
All my life I have battled with self mutilating depression and nothing seemed to suppress my hazy way of living. I never felt as though I was alive until I began yoga and meditation, which led to my start of discovering buddhism. I knew that there had to be something out there that made me feel more at ease. Ever since absorbing a few of the basic buddhist beliefs I have felt weight just lifted from my shoulders and I cannot wait to see what unfolds throughout my journey.
:namaste:

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Post by cooran » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:15 am

Welcome living2expand,

I hope you find DhammaWheel a supportive and fruitful place to be. :group:

with metta
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Post by mikenz66 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:37 am

Welcome living2expand

:hello:

Mike
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Post by tiltbillings » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:30 am

Welcome here, and I hope you find your time here of value.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by retrofuturist » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:53 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Post by DNS » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:24 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by Ben » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:28 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, L2E!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Post by bodom » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:07 am

Welcome L2E!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:22 pm

Welcome to DW! May you find true happiness in this lifetime!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Post by waimengwan » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:31 pm

Welcome :)

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